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  • Wed

    9th Juried Invitational Exhibition

    6 p.m. to 8 p.m., awards at 7 p.m.1600 Smith St Gallery (concourse level), 1600 Smith St 77002 (Map)

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    Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) will host an opening reception for the 9th Juried Invitational Exhibition on Wednesday, January 20, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, March 19, at the 1600 Smith Street Gallery. The exhibition is juried by Dr. Anna Tahinci, Ph. D., Professor and Head of Art History at Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    A native of Greece, Dr. Tahinci studied History and Archaeology in Athens. She spent a total of eleven years in Paris, where she studied Museum Studies at the Ecole du Louvre and Art History and Comparative Literature at the Sorbonne, receiving her PhD on Rodin's collectors. She has worked at the Musée Rodin, the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Harvard Art Museums. Dr. Tahinci has taught at Boston University Paris, the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and at the University of Houston. She co-curated the sculpture exhibition that was organized in Athens for the Olympic Games in 2004 and the exhibition Rodin and America at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University in 2011.

    The 1600 Smith Street Gallery is on the concourse of 1600 Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002. Do plan to arrive earlier rather than later, as access to the building becomes more difficult after business hours.